Read the tutorial showing how to make the one-button pattern here.
The paper beads are used the same way that glass or ceramic or wood beads might be used. The difference is that each bead is actually unique.
Those of you familiar with the making of paper beads know that it's a wet process using strips of paper and an acrylic glue-sealant material. The beads are made, let dry, re-coated several times and finally are ready for use.
This group was made in my studio using white glue as the adhesive and later coated with acrylic.
The beads are much lighter weight than glass but work into the weave in much the same way.
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